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7-Fold Spike Seen in Opioid-Linked Fatal Car Crashes

Two decades of U.S. data show another way these prescription medications are taking lives
By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter
In yet another sign of just how deadly the U.S. opioid epidemic has become, researchers report a sevenfold increase in the number of drivers killed in car crashes while under the influence of prescription painkillers.
Prescriptions for drugs such […]

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    New FDA Head Outlines ‘Forceful Steps’ Against Opioid Crisis

New FDA Head Outlines ‘Forceful Steps’ Against Opioid Crisis

On the agenda: better-tailored painkiller doses, doctor training and more
TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The new U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner has called on senior agency officers to develop “more forceful steps” to control the U.S. opioid epidemic.
On Tuesday, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Trump’s pick for the agency, announced the formation […]

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    Kris Watson, PA-C, to Present at Pain Management Workshop in Baltimore

Kris Watson, PA-C, to Present at Pain Management Workshop in Baltimore

Kris Watson, PA-C, will be a featured presenter at a pain management provider workshop in Baltimore, MD, on May 20. Kris will speak about spinal cord stimulation therapy,  patient selection, implant trials and implant techniques.

 

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    Dr. Wilson Panelist for NCMB Opioid Prescriber Best Practices

Dr. Wilson Panelist for NCMB Opioid Prescriber Best Practices

Robert B. Wilson, II, MD, served as one of four panelists discussing the best practices for pain management and opioid therapies on May 4, 2017. Sponsored by the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB),“Prescribing Controlled Substances-What Every Prescriber Needs to Know” focused on the opioid crisis in North Carolina and prevention of opioid overdoses.
In April 2016, NCMB […]

In-Office Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial

In this fifteen minute video, Dr. Wilson performs a spinal cord stimulator trial for a patient with severe back pain. The video documents the minimally invasive aspect of the procedure which is done in the office. The patient is awake and comfortable.

Piedmont Interventional Pain Care utilizes spinal cord stimulation to treat many who suffer from back […]

Plantar Fasciitis Can Be Painful But Also Prevented

The warm weather across our region is making it easier to put those exercise-related resolutions into action. But pay attention to a sore heel that could be more than an out-of-shape muscle. It could be plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain, occurring when the thick band of […]

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    The Role of a Pain Management Physician – And Why You Should See One

The Role of a Pain Management Physician – And Why You Should See One

The medical field continues to learn more about the complexities of pain. Pain is a wide spectrum of disorders that can be acute, chronic or a combination of both. It can stem from many different reasons such as disease, injury, surgery or nerve damage. Sometimes pain can be the problem in and of itself, […]

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    Pain In the Lower Back? Learn About Treatment Options for Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Pain In the Lower Back? Learn About Treatment Options for Sacroiliac Joint Pain

If you notice pain in your lower back area when you stand up, you could have an inflamed sacroiliac joint (SI joint). Piedmont Interventional Pain Care offers treatment options for this common ailment.

The SI joint connects the spine and the pelvis. People have two SI joints in the lower back on either side […]

Changes in the Brain Can Cause Whiplash Symptoms

Whiplash symptoms can last for years after a car accident. The ongoing pain that stems from a person’s neck jerking forward and backward in a car accident frustrates patients who endure multiple tests but cannot find conclusive causes of their pain. A recent study suggests the pain may be caused by changes in the […]

Options for Treating Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia and migraine headaches are often confused with each other because of similar symptoms. But treatment options vary, so receiving a proper diagnosis is important for pursuing the best course of action.

Occipital neuralgia is a condition in which the occipital nerves that run from the top of the spinal cord through the scalp become […]